One of the country's most senior coroners has backed the bid for legal funding for families taking part in the Birmingham Pub bombings inquest.
Today the first pre inquest hearing took place into the deaths of 21 people in the attacks on two pubs 42 years ago.
However, the row over how the families' legal teams will be paid continues, and campaigners once again accused the Government of delay tactics to avoid getting to the truth. Chris Halpin reports.
Chris Halpin reports on the fresh inquests in to the deaths of 21 people killed 42 years ago.Read the full story ›
Fresh inquests are to get underway today amid a dispute of legal funding between the families of the victims and the Government.Read the full story ›
The Library of Birmingham has been lit up this evening to honour the 21 people who died in the 1974 Birmingham Pub Bombings.
It's 42 years since the atrocity and events have been held across the city in commemoration.
It was also announced today those who lost their lives will be posthumously awarded the Freedom of the City.
Next week fresh inquests will resume for those who died.
Lawyers representing the Birmingham pub bombings families are continuing to push for Hillsborough-style funding for the forthcoming inquest.Read the full story ›
The names of the 21 victims of the Birmingham Pub Bombings were read aloud in Parliament this evening as MPs insisted that the families of those who died should receive sufficient legal aid for fresh inquests. Yardley MP Jess Phillips led the House of Commons debate on the matter. The relatives been told that one of their applications for aid has been successful, but they are seeking advice on other applications.
Diane Abbott, the Shadow Home Secretary, and Richard Burgon, the Shadow Justice Secretary, have written to the Government.Read the full story ›
The leader of the Green Party has joined the supporters of the families of the Birmingham pub bombings.Read the full story ›
Margaret Aspinall has urged the families of the Birmingham Pub Bombing victims to keep fighting for justice.Read the full story ›